Posts Tagged "friendship"

Ode to Friendship

»Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in teachable spirit, understanding the experiences of life | 0 comments

Ode to Friendship

Ode to Friendship   There’s a 1,000 things I love to do– None as much as converse with you.   In all the world, there’s none I’ve found Quite as much to turn around–           And whether it’s trite or monumental, You really appreciate the sentimental.       Here’s to friendship for eternity And gratitude abundantly– For all the amazing things we’ve shared And the opportunity to have cared. “The sky’s the limit,” so they say. I’ll settle for heaven come what may. And then I’ll still have dedication to my friend in conversation. Written by Jean L. Bons, the Teachable Spirit, October 28, 2016. Thank you, Lord, for the gift of...

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Friendship: Encouraging Growth

»Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in encouraging growth | 0 comments

Friendship: Encouraging Growth

I would not say that Kahlil Gibran is my favorite poet; however, many of his poems, especially in The Prophet, resonate with me, encouraging growth. Recently, Kathy Brandon, my business coach posted a blog on marriage I wrote using words from Gibran’s work on her website, Ready for Happiness. Additionally, I have highlighted my favorite section of his writing from The Prophet on one of my own blogs regarding work. Today, I wanted to discuss friendship as I am experiencing a better understanding of that topic these days and feel the essence of the emotion he portrays in The Prophet: And a youth said, Speak to us of Friendship. And he answered, saying: Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with...

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Friendship: Understanding the Experiences of Life

»Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in understanding the experiences of life | 2 comments

Friendship: Understanding the Experiences of Life

In understanding the experiences of life, I have wanted to have a true friendship; now I have it. My friendship feels at once as solid or more solid than any relationship I have had and simultaneously as light as a feather, like it would blow away with the slightest effort, but in its blowing away I would not be sad. It feels like I could always come back to it. What magnificent grace and mercy I have received from the Lord for Him to provide me with such a friendship as this. I turn it over and over in my mind and marvel at its beauty. My friend takes it all in like it is what it should be. I have to consciously breathe when we are together. How have I existed until this point? I clung to the truth of God’s Word, without hope, hoping against all hope, that...

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Understanding the Experiences of Life Through Circumstances

»Posted by on Jan 5, 2014 in understanding the experiences of life | 0 comments

Understanding the Experiences of Life Through Circumstances

Do our circumstances in life have anything to do with the satisfaction we experience? “Married churchgoers tend to outscore single nonbelievers in happiness surveys, but health, wealth, good looks, and status have astonishingly little effect on what the researchers call “subjective well-being.” People living in extreme poverty are, on average, less happy than those whose basic needs are met. But once we cross that threshold, greater wealth stops making life richer,” states Geoffrey Cowley (with Anne Underwood), Newsweek, September 16, 2002. Traveling to third world countries and seeing how other people live can give an individual a very different perspective on happiness. I had the good fortune to have parents who valued traveling highly. My dad worked,...

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